The 24-year-old finished the regular season with a 19-8 record and 3.39 ERA. Severino has faced the Athletics twice this year, allowing six earned runs in 8 2/3 innings. However, Aaron Boone is confident he made the right choice.
“I think he’s ready for this. Hopefully he can get us off to a good start tomorrow.”
Severino is looking for a better outing than last year’s Wild Card Game, when he gave up three runs in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees bullpen is fully rested, which will likely shorten Severino’s outing on Wednesday.